Tuesday, April 13

M is for Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

I use a lot of minced beef in my recipes and one new recipe I have tried is this one!
Jon isn't particularly fond of tomatao sauce so I often leave it out and add an onion gravy!





Meatballs


Ingredients
serves 4
675 g (1 1/2 lb) minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
100 g (4 oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 - 3 tablespoons dry red wine
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
400 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock ( I use oxo)

Grease a 1 kg/2 lb loaf tin.

1. Mix the mince, onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, red wine and seasoning togetherform into balls.

2. Bake in a moderate oven (180‚°C, 350‚°)for 20 minutes

3. Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and garlic until soft.

4. Blend the tomatoes in a liquidiser and add to the onion mixture with the stock, parsley and seasoning to taste.

5. Bring the sauce to the boil, reduce the heat.and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened.

6. Tip the meat balls and arrange on a serving dish, then pour over the hot tomato sauce. Garnish with sliced pickled cucumber, if liked.

27 comments:

  1. This looks so good and I am so hungry right now. I think I am going to have to raid the cupboards for something to MUNCH on.

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  2. Those look so delicious and I'm now more than ready for lunch!! And I have another recipe to add to my collection! Thanks for the fun every week and the great recipes, Denise.

    Sylvia

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  3. On doctor's orders I am on a strict diet to lose wait - but I can always look at the pictures can't I - they look delicious.

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  4. Yes - I can spell weight - just hit the wrong keys!!!

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  5. Denise - you CONTINUE to torture me with these yummy items. It's just Not fair.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. Looks like a lovely recipe - we love meatballs.

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  7. Yum yum yum . . . we haven't eaten supper yet and this looks really good. I suppose we shall enjoy our fish . . . *sigh*

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  8. YuMMMMy Meatballs! Mine's up now,too.

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  9. So yummy! My family love mince meat and I've a similar dish like this but using lots of chilli paste as the base as we cannot live without the hot stuff!

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  10. Ah, meatballs... meatballs... (_8^(l)

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  11. I so love good meatballs and these are just it! Mmmmmm is definitely right!

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  12. I can't remember the last time I had a meatball. these look very tempting!

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  13. No mincing words about this - look delish.
    I'll have to try it since I don't make too good of meatballs. The best ones around here are takeout from an Italian restaurant.

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  14. I would SO much prefer onion gravy! One thing I miss about English food is gravy -- good old fashioned gravy. None of this fancy flavored stuff. It all sounds wonderful.

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  15. This sounds like a wonderful meatball dish! Very tempting!

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  16. mmmmm very delicious and more sophisticated than mine with the red wine.

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  17. How delicious is that??You make your meatball dish looks so sexy! Well done!

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  18. Now I know what to try for dinner this evening! It sounds yummy!

    http://www.gardenersreach.com/post/M-is-for-Mallard.aspx

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  19. That looks yummy! Great choice of m-word!
    Anna
    http://annasadornments.blogspot.com/2010/04/abc-wednesday-round-6-alphabe-thursday.html#links

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  20. You'v been torturing us along these weeks with all these mmmmm... recipes! I'd replace the red meat by chicken, since I don't eat read meat, but I bet it would be awesome just the same!

    Kisses from Nydia.

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  21. Sounds so delicious Denise!

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  22. I do love meatballs, but OH, like Jon, isn't fond of tomato. Onion gravy sounds like a good alternative, except he isn't fond of gravy either! I do meatloaf instead!

    My blog is back up now. Yay!

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